Experience Following Short Course Health Sciences at Coventry University, UK


FKM NEWS- Two lecturers from the Health Faculty of Airlangga University namely Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo, S.KM., M.Kes., And Nuzulul Kusuma Putri, S.KM., M.Kes, were delegates to Short Course Health Sciences activities at Coventry University , UK. The activity took place from 12 November to 3 December 2018. On this occasion, both of them learned about the health system, especially the management of the health insurance system and health policy. “We along with fellow lecturers from selected universities learn about the health care system in the UK and can be used as a lesson learned for the development of a health insurance system in Indonesia,” explained Nuzulul.

The program was held by the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti). The aim is to develop lecturer competencies, especially in the field of Health Science. In the program too, there are at least four competencies that must be possessed by both after returning from the short course. Among them is being able to understand the basic principles of universal health coverage. Can evaluate universal health coverage in Indonesia today as a comparison between the UK and Indonesia. Can be able to evaluate and provide recommendations on how to increase national health coverage in Indonesia and to cover deficits. And, can publish international journals.

Not only carrying out a mission from the homeland, both also have the opportunity to visit several health facilities in the UK, namely regarding the National Health System, visiting Waswall Hospital, Birmingham Hospital, and primary health care in Coventry. Both of them studied various forms of community-based social security, namely food banks (foundations affiliated with the church that provide food for homeless), social transport companies, and social furniture companies. “After participating in this program, we hope that our competence can increase. Expand networking and can provide experience for students in the country, “concluded Ilham.

(*) Original source with changes as needed at http://news.unair.ac.id/2018/11/29/dosen-fkm-ikuti-short-course-health-sciences-di-coventry-university-uk/